Students will determine the approximate number of $20 bills in circulation as of December 31, 2001, using percent and total number of bills from the USA TODAY Snapshot "USA money in circulation." Students will write their answers in decimal and scientific notation. The Science Tools App will be used to convert from one unit of measure to another.
Before the Activity
If you are using the TI-Navigator System with the TI-73 you will need the attached .pdf file.
Setup your TI-Navigator™ System
Make sure you are familiar with the following functions: Send to Class, Collect from Class, Screen Capture, and Quick Poll
Your students will need a TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, either working in pairs or individually
Download the attached activity resource files from all three sections to your computer
Multimedia Projector for sharing the Quick Polls and Screen Captures with your students
TI Keyboards for students to easily answer the LearningCheck™ assessment questions
During the Activity
Express numbers in scientific notation
Determine the percent of a number
Convert from one unit of measure to another
Determine the volume of a rectangular solid
Distribute the Student Edition PDF file to your class
Follow the activity procedures outlined in the Teacher document
You may use the Graphic PDF file to display a large image of the USA TODAY graphic during the activity
After the Activity
Access your students' understanding by using Send to Class, LearningCheck™ App and Class Analysis.